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We offer a range of postgraduate education opportunities including both research and taught programmes. Opportunities are available on a full- or part-time basis leading to the qualifications of MD, PhD, MPhil, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities are also available as short study programmes.
Cancer Sciences remains a major research strength within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, as evidenced by the fact that 80% of our RAE 2008 submission in the area of Cancer Studies was considered internationally excellent or world leading. Following the RAE 2008 results, in The Research Fortnights University Power Ranking, Birmingham is named as the leading Cancer Studies centre outside London (only topped by the Institute of Cancer Research). Particular strengths include cancer cell signalling, the DNA damage response, gene and immunotherapy and cancer viruses.
The School of Cancer Sciences incorporates the following basic and translational research themes:
* Structural Biology and Biomarkers
* Cancer Cell Biology
* Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
* Cancer Clinical Trials (CRCTU)/Clinical Trials (BCTU)
* Tumour Immunology and Immune Gene Therapy
* Viral Oncology
Type of Course: Doctoral research
Duration: PhD 3 or 4 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; MD 2 years minimum part-time
Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September 2012
Research interests of staff
* Integrins; tetraspan proteins and cell signalling
* Biochemical studies of adenovirus transforming proteins; post-translational modification of proteins; apoptosis
* Urological malignancies; boron neutron capture therapy
* Cancer clinical trials and biomarkers
* T cell responses and haematological malignancies; viral infections of the immunocompromised host; graft-versus-leukaemia
* NMR and cell signalling
* Metabolomics; NMR
* Biology and immunology of Epstein-Barr virus
* Human papillomaviruses; epithelial cell biology
* Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpes virus and viral immune modulation
* Viral vectors; gene therapy of cancer
* Genetic predisposition to cancer in man; ataxia telangiectasia; DNA damage response genes
* Molecular basis of T cell and NK cell receptor recognition
* Adenovirus gene regulation of tumour suppressors
* Regulating the cellular response to DNA damage
* DNA damage response genes in lymphoid malignancies
* Signalling events in oesophageal carcinogenesis
* Epigenetics, HPV and EBV
* Brain tumours and metabolomics
* Neuroblastoma and genomics
* Leukaemia phase l and ll studies
* Gynaecological Oncology: Cytology, screening and development of predictive tests for diagnosis of pre-invasive disease and monitoring of therapy; preinvasive and invasive malignancy of the cervix; herpes virus; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer: diagnosis and treatment; clinical trials; rare gynaecological tumours; vulval and vaginal malignancy.
* Gynaecological oncology and minimal invasive radical surgery
* Neuropathology; axonal cell growth; glial cell interactions; EBV and cerebral tumours; temporal lobe epilepsy
* Liver transplant pathology; hepatobiliary pathology. Mechanisms of immune damage and growth factors in liver disease
* Lymphoma biology; oncogenic herpes viruses
* Transplantation pathology
English language requirements
* IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
* TOEFL 600 Paper-based test /250 Computer-based test
|CAE score:||80(Grade C)|
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